Frequent flash floods in the Klang Valley have become more distressing, especially for those living in low-lying areas or those who commute by car.
Photo via Facebook (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur)
Recently, the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) shared on their Facebook page a video of road workers pulling a giant stuffed teddy bear out of a drain at Bulatan Merdeka in KL, which is also a flash flood hotspot.
“Why throw items down the drain if there are trash bins nearby?” their caption reads.
They also warned the public not to dump their trash down the drain, especially non-dissolvable items as it could clog drains, “Flash floods happen when drains become clogged, many will be harmed, including property damages.
“Don’t blame the government if they don’t do their part,” they continued.
The 8-seconds video shows the giant teddy bear completely drenched as it had been in the water for quite a while.
Fikir-fikirkan sendiri Kenapa perlu buang di dalam longkang jika tidak diperlukan lagi...tong sampahkan ada... Bila longkang tersumbat...banjir kilat berlaku...ramai yang sengsara...mungkin kerugian harta benda lagi...jangan salahkan pihak berkuasa tak buat kerja pulak nanti... Lokasi: longkang di Bulatan Merdeka. #klbandarku #klbandaruntuksemua #kl50
Posted by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Facebook users took to the comment section to praise DBKL and its workers for their continuous efforts in ensuring that the city’s sewer system is well-maintained.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat